The Spirit DH65 was designed primarily as a cruising yacht, with the option to race at classic regattas worldwide. The design brief was flexible from the start and Spirit Yachts’ head designer was able to showcase his artistic flair in the creation of a unique interior layout.
Whilst most of the criteria for the DH65 was flexible, the owner felt strongly about the environmental credentials of the yacht. Taking inspiration and learnings from the electric drive Spirit 111 superyacht, Spirit Yachts has designed a luxurious cruising yacht, with the capabilities to race, whilst ensuring minimum impact on the environment.
Whilst sailing, the twin controllable pitch propellers system on the Spirit DH65 can generate over 3kW of power to recharge a large bank of lithium batteries. With a sensible amount of daily sailing and energy usage, the batteries will remain fully charged. For manoeuvring, the twin electric propellers give confidence at the helm. An added bonus of the intelligent drive system is the galley is electrically powered, thus removing the need for gas on board.
The cockpit was designed with electric winches within easy reach, a fold-out table with built-in drinks fridge and wide, full-length seats to create a comfortable seating, sunbathing and crewing area. A boom light is fitted to illuminate the cockpit, allowing alfresco dining. Guests also have access to a hot and cold aft deck shower.
Handling is smooth with a 48” mahogany and stainless-steel wheel fitted with a steering brake and the throttle and gear change are within easy reach. A bow thruster, Raymarine navigational instruments and Lewmar remote deployment anchor are in place to assist with manoeuvring and mooring.
Carbon spars and nitronic rod rigging are paired with a OneSails sail wardrobe comprising a fully battened mainsail, a 105% jib and a custom electric furling asymmetric for outstanding performance.
Air-conditioned throughout, the interior is bright and airy with modern upholstery and overhead hatches, complemented by natural teak flooring and white eggshell timber with a mahogany trim. Accommodation is for six across three cabins and two ensuites.
A spacious saloon is centred around a curved port and starboard seating and dining table arrangement, with open plan access to the galley.